ECRE and the ELENA network open registration for the Introductory course on the international protection of refugees 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

The 2013 ELENA Introductory course on the International Protection of Refugees will take place from 10-12 May in Lisbon, Portugal.

The purpose of the course is to look at the international protection framework for Refugees. It will consider this topic from an international law perspective but reference will be also made to the European framework. It will look at the refugee definition and will examine concepts such as well-founded fear, reasons for persecution, agents of persecution and the failure of state protection.

There will also be an examination of the increasingly used Internal Flight Alternative concept. This will be followed by practical case studies on applying the refugee definition. The second half of the course will explore the principle of non-refoulement and the application of exclusion, cessation and revocation of refugee status. The final session will examine the interplay between extradition, anti-terrorism measures and refugee law.

Speakers include Professor Penelope Mathew, Australian National University, and Professor Geoff Gilbert, University of Essex.

Places are limited. The closing date for registrations is Friday 5 April 2013 and payment is due by Friday April 12 2013.

For more information, please consult ECRE's website or contact either Claire Rimmer Quaid ( or Caoimhe Sheridan (


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